Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The Juno probe is on the orbit of Jupiter

Automatic interplanetary station NASA’s «Juno» (Juno) launched from Earth 5 years ago, entered the orbit of Jupiter. On the approach to the planet the station had to use a rocket engine to slow down the movement to fall into the gravitational field of Jupiter, reports the BBC.

Over the next 18 months, the probe will conduct research on the atmosphere of Jupiter, and explore the magnetic and gravitational field of the planet.

In addition, scientists hope that Juno will not only help to solve the mystery of the appearance of Jupiter, but also the mystery of the origin of the Solar system.

Under the plan NASA, Juno will take 37 turns around Jupiter.

The probe «Juno» was the first spacecraft podletevshego to Jupiter on such a short distance.


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